Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/18

BKN: LeVert Was Propelling The Nets Toward The Playoffs (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
BOS: Q & A: Danny Ainge  (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
DAL: Cuban, Mavs Respond To Criticism Of Jordan  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Pistons Have Casey’s Back In Win Over Raptors (from Vince Ellis, Free Press)
HOU: Harden On His Unique Style Of Play (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Oladipo & Pacers Are No Flash In The Pan  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: The Grizzlies’ Stout Defense Is Back, But With A Flaw (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
MEM: Marc Gasol, Ageless Wonder (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
NYK: Damyean Dotson Is Proving Himself (from Posting & Toasting):
PHI: Jimmy Butler And Sixers Adjust To Each Other (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
PHI: Fitting Butler In Is Going To Be A Process (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
PHI: How Brett Brown Should Use Butler (from Eric Sidewater, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: The Key To Building On The Spurs Win (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
SAS: Why Doesn’t Becky Hammon Have Her Own Team?  (from Greg Moore, azcentral.com):
TOR: Nurse Considering Ultra-Modern, Positionless Lineup (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
WAS: Troy Brown’s Greatest Asset  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner, More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Larry Brown’s Senior Year Abroad (from Andrew Keh, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/5/18

BOS: How The Celtics Defend Giannis (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Are The Celtics Relying Too Much On The Three-Pointer?  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Zach Lavine Is Rising To The Occasion  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Mason Plumlee Has Reversed The Narrative (from Brendan Vogt/Adam Mares, DenverStiffs):
GSW: Curry Is Cookin’ Like It’s 2016 (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
GSW: Q & A: Alfonzo McKinnie (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Q & A: Jonas Jerebko (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
HOU: Bdzelik Returning To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Read it here:  https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bzdelik-returning-to-Rockets-13363819.php

NYK: Film Notes: Damyean Dotson & Mitchell Robinson (from Zach DiLuzio):
PHI: Will Fultz & Sixers Build Each Other Up, Or Derail Each Other Trying?  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Brett Brown Feels For TJ McConnell (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
PHO: Mikal Bridges Might Round Out Suns’ “Big 3”  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Expected Or Not, Blazers Win Early (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Poeltl Plans To “Play More Freely” (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Moving Ibaka To “5” Is Paying Dividends (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
4th Quarter Breakdown: Pacers Vs Celtics (from Adam Spinella, Box And One):
Fultz & Hayward & The Short-Term/Long-Term Balancing Act  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Sophomore Ladder: The Top 10 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Breakout & Surprise Leap Players (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/15/18 PART TWO

ATL: Q & A: Kent Bazemore (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Oral History Of The Aftermath Of Hayward’s Injury (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
GSW: Myers’ Creativity And New CBA Wrinkles Create A Two-Year Alfonzo McKinnie Contract (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
GSW: McCaw’s Absence Concerns His Teammates (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: It’s About To Get Real For Damian Jones  (from Marcus Thompson II. The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner’s Approach To Remaking Himself Into Traditional Center (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
MIL: Season Preview: Bucks Have Gotten Deeper (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Giannis Looking To Become More 3-Dimensional (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
MIN: Wolves Roster Analysis (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
MIN: Jimmy Butler & Glen Taylor Reach An Understanding (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
ORL: Magic Trust Length, Analytics Will Help Them Win (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Clifford Grew Up Dreaming About Becoming A Basketball Coach (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Evan Turner Gets The Keys To Run Second Unit (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Q & A: Marvin Bagley III (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Who Will Be The Biggest Surprise Team? (from Sports Illustrated):
– How Each Australian NBA Player Stacks Up Heading Into 2018-19 Season (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Disrupting The Defense: “Pistol” AKA “21 Series” (from Justin Jacobs, squared2020):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Dick Tinkham